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Saturday, 6 August 2011

Al-Qaradawi and the Tower Hamlets Islamist Scene

[Below: the IFE infiltrating New

This is one of the main 'intellectuals' of the Islamic Forum Europe (Lutfur Rahman is a member/supporter) and a good friend of Red Ken. He and his beliefs are partly why the EDL is going to Tower Hamlets on the 3rd of September.

I love al-Qaradawi's take on Christianity. I wonder how Methodists/Anglicans respond to his offensive stuff at Inter Faith meetings.

This article was found on the Islamic Forum Europe website.

Some of his achievements:

1) Praised the Taliban's bombings of ancient Buddhist monuments in Afghanistan.

2) Promotes fundamentalism, even according to many Muslims. He is called 'the sheikh of death'.
3) He wanted to be a 'witness' in the prosecution of Geert Wilders.

4) He issued a fatwa against all American troops in Iraq.

The criticisms of his piece are in red:


"Secularism may be accepted in a Christian society but it can never enjoy a general acceptance in an Islamic society. Christianity is devoid of a shari`ah or a comprehensive system of life to which its adherents should be committed. The New Testament itself divides life into two parts: one for God, or religion, the other for Caesar, or the state: "Render unto Caesar things which belong to Caesar, and render unto God things which belong to God" (Matthew 22:21 ). As such, a Christian could accept secularism without any qualms of conscience. Furthermore, Westerners, especially Christians, have good reasons to prefer a secular regime to a religious one. Their experience with "religious regimes" - as they knew them - meant the rule of the clergy, the despotic authority of the Church, and the resulting decrees of excommunication and the deeds of forgiveness, i.e. letters of indulgence. [
He clearly does not even understand what "Indulgences" were. In any case these are now very circumscribed. And can't be paid for.]

"For Muslim societies, the acceptance of secularism means something totally different; i.e. as Islam is a comprehensive system of worship (`ibadah) and legislation (Shari`ah), the acceptance of secularism means abandonment of Shari`ah, a denial of the divine guidance and a rejection of Allah's injunctions; It is indeed a false claim that Shariah is not proper to the requirements of the present age. The acceptance of a legislation formulated by humans means a preference of the humans' limited knowledge and experiences to the divine guidance: "Say! Do you know better than Allah?" (2:140). [
Meaning: "Do you know better than Mohammed?"]

"For this reason, the call for secularism among Muslims is atheism and a rejection of Islam. Its acceptance as a basis for rule in place of Shari`ah is downright riddah. The silence of the masses in the Muslim world about this deviation has been a major transgression and a clear-cut instance of disobedience which have produces a sense of guilt, remorse, and inward resentment, all of which have generated discontent, insecurity, and hatred among committed Muslims because such deviation lacks legality.Secularism is compatible with the Western WHICH ONE?] concept of God which maintains that after God had created the world, He left it to look after itself. [This is the EXACT opposite of Christian belief.] In this sense, God's relationship with the world is like that of a watchmaker with a watch: he makes it then leaves it to function without any need for him. [This is 18th century Deism - not a Christian theology/philosophy.] This concept is inherited from Greek philosophy, especially that of Aristotle who argued that God neither controls nor knows anything about this world. St Paul specifically rejected the Greek notion of God. This is a helpless God as described by Will Durant. There is no wonder that such a God leaves people to look after their own affairs. How can He legislate for them when He is ignorant of their affairs? This concept is totally different from that of Muslims. We Muslims believe that Allah (SWT) is the sole Creator and Sustainer of the Worlds. One Who "takes account of every single thing" (72:28) Matt 10:29: "Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father. And even the very hairs of your head are numbered. So don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows." ; that He is omnipotent and omniscient ; that His mercy and bounties encompasses everyone and suffice for all. [Deut 4: 31: "For the Lord your God is a merciful God; he will not abandon or destroy you" etc..] In that capacity, Allah (SWT) revealed His divine guidance to humanity, made certain things permissible and others prohibited, commanded people observe His injunctions and to judge according to them. [Exodus 20: the Ten Commandments. Matt: 5:17: "Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law and the Prophets;...not the least stroke of the pen will by any means diappear from the Law until everything is accomplished."] If they do not do so, then they commit kufr, aggression, and transgression."

All the things which Qaradawi adduces were there already in Judaism and Christianity. It is where Mohammed borrowed them from. That is why Qaradawi and his ilk hate Jews and Christians: their presence is a rebuke to the demands of conversion to Islam spoken by Mohammed. That is, it is precisely because Christians and Jews (esepcially Jews) are 'Peoples of the Book' that millions of Muslims hate them. That exact opposite of the taqiyya Muslims offer about such 'peoples'. In other words, Christians and Jews should have known better. They should have recognised Muhammed as 'the seal of the prophets'. They didn't:

Hence the hatred.
Hence the fact that they are hated even more than the 'polytheists' and 'idolotars' of the Koran.
Hence what is happening to Christians today in Iraq, Pakistan, etc.
Hence what will happen in the Tower Hamlets...

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